Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Activity provider: Northern Soul Adventures

Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Activity provider: Northern Soul Adventures
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From US$ 182.80 per person

Likely to sell out

Get a chance to see the Northern Lights with experienced guides and a small group of only up to 8 guests on a guided tour from Tromsø.

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Duration 6 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • View the Northern Lights from a beautiful remote location
  • Enjoy a more intimate and relaxed experience with a small group
  • Be escorted by an experienced knowledgeable guide
  • Receive assistance with photography equipment and your own camera
  • Travel in a comfortable custom built 4x4 tour van
Full description

Go in search of the magnificent Northern Lights on a guided photography tour by a custom-built 4x4 van. Discover remote scenery within the Arctic Circle as you try to capture this spectacular natural phenomenon. Meet in central Tromsø and set out into the wilderness in search of the Northern Lights. Upon reaching suitable skies, set up camp for the evening. Most of the time this is a shorter drive to the surrounding coastal islands of Tromsø, or if needed, a longer drive into Finland.

Some nights the Northern Lights are visible en route to the camp location, and can last throughout the evening. Other nights require patience and positivity, for you to witness a faint glow across the horizon. Enjoy the serene surroundings of the camp in warm thermal clothing. Gather around the roaring campfire, and enjoy a hearty homemade organic soup, cookies, and hot beverages with your fellow travelers. You guide will help you capture vibrant moments of you and the Aurora. If you choose to bring your own camera they can offer help and advice on how to get the most out of your photographs. All images will be shared with you the very next day after your excursion.

  • Small group tour in Tromsø with maximum 8 guests
  • Comfortable 4x4-equipped VW tour vans
  • Homemade organic vegetable soup and bread
  • Cookies
  • Hot tea and coffee
  • Instructions on how to photograph the Aurora
  • Pro tripods and headlamps
  • Professional photos from the tour
  • Campfire
  • Thermal suits
  • Hand warmers and heated insoles for your own boots
  • Drop off at hotel/accommodation on Tromsø island
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside Tourist Shop Tromsø Havn, which is a white house with blue writing. Please stand on the corner opposite Pukka Travels, and the Roald Amundsen Monument, your guide will meet you there.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Warm shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Duration 6-9 hours approx
    • It is advised to wear warm clothing and suitable footwear
    • Bathroom facilities might be limited
    • Space is limited, so please do not bring unnecessary items
    • Refunds are not offered if the Northern Lights are not visible so please note that cameras can often show northern lights more clearly than the naked eye
    • A general fitness level is required for rough terrain, deep snow, and slippery conditions
    • Visiting around the new moon will give you the darkest skies, causing the Northern Lights to appear stronger, and on clear nights filling the sky with stars; during full moon, the Aurora may appear fainter, but illuminates the landscapes which can make for very effect-full photographs
    • Northern Lights Sunset: Autumn (end of August - beginning of September), Spring (end of March - April): during these times it is possible to see the Aurora, but it may appear weaker, as the nights are brighter and shorter
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 125 reviews

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    Got a beautiful view of the lights in Finnland! Nicolas was very friendly and an amazing guide!He made as a camp fire and told as a little story about the Aurora Ana dhow it is created. The feeling being out in the mountains in the middle of the night was exciting! A very nice experience just to drive out of Tromso into the mountains and of course seeing the beautiful Aurora!

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    April 15, 2022

    A small but mighty team offering this tour. The two guides, one of whom also speaks German, went to great lengths to find a suitable place to observe and photograph the northerners. This meant a several hour drive inland on one of the two nights we booked, but visibility was excellent there, while the sky in Tromso was overcast. The pictures provided turned out great, especially those in which the participants themselves are in the picture. Warm clothing, foot and hand warmers and hot food have also been thought of. Highly Recommended. I would book again at any time.

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    March 21, 2022

    The weather in Tromsø was very bad. So the day before the tour, Jeff offered to cancel the tour. We still wanted to try our luck. Unfortunately we were not rewarded. Jeff drove us to a sandy beach with a wonderful view to the north. He made a campfire for us and we ate a very tasty lentil soup. We received a lot of interesting information about the Northern Lights and he explained the best camera settings to us.

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    March 19, 2022

    Product ID: 383517